Stuttgart, Feb 24, 2021 -
Personal mobility was becoming increasingly electric. At the time, and through the coming years, Mercedes-Benz pursued a number of parallel paths in this direction: the brand had already started to offer a steadily increasing proportion of its vehicles as battery electric and plug-in hybrid models, particularly in the passenger car segment.
Stuttgart, Mar 5, 2020 -
His very last era was once again nothing shy of success as Gottlieb Daimler invented the high-speed petrol engine in 1883/1884. In 1885, he utilised the new powertrain in the “Reitwagen” (riding car) – the world’s first motorised two-wheeler.
Stuttgart, Nov 19, 2019 -
Models with a greatly differing performance range and a motorsport homologation model: the spectrum of vehicles by Mercedes-Benz that premiered in 1990 is broad. The cars of these types registered for the first time in that same year can receive a classic car assessment in 2020.
Stuttgart, Sep 19, 2019 -
A pioneer of modern design and a technology trendsetter with airbags, optimised aerodynamics and deliberate weight reduction: this is what the 126 series Mercedes-Benz S-Class stood for, presented 40 years ago in September 1979 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main.
Stuttgart, Sep 17, 2019 -
British racing driver Stirling Moss became a star of the Mercedes-Benz racing department in 1955. He celebrated outstanding victories with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car (W 196 S) and was Formula 1 runner-up world champion with the W 196 R. His successes are highlights of 125 years of Mercedes-Benz motorsport history.
Stuttgart, Aug 6, 2019 -
One hundred and ten years ago, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) and Benz & Cie. laid the foundations for one of the most valuable trademarks in the world. On 24 June 1909, DMG registered the three-pronged Mercedes star as a trademark with the German Imperial Patent Office.
Stuttgart, Mar 21, 2019 -
The Mercedes-Benz SL of the R 129 model series celebrated its premiere 30 years ago at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a technology platform: it brought innovations such as the automatically folding roll bar, integral seats and the Adaptive Damping System (ADS) into production.
Stuttgart, Mar 20, 2019 -
The Mercedes-Benz E 500 high-performance saloon celebrates two special moments that took place 25 years ago: in March 1994, a special model limited to 500 units is presented at the Geneva Motor Show.
Stuttgart, Mar 6, 2019 -
The finest in automotive classics on a decorated lawn directly off the Atlantic coast: welcome to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida. This year marks the event's 24th anniversary (7 to 10 March 2019).
Stuttgart, Mar 4, 2019 -
Sixty years ago, a defining chapter of the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles history began: on 5 March 1959, the Stuttgart brand presented the new "short-nosed" truck, initially in models L 322 and L 327 (medium-weight class) as well as L 337 (heavy class).
Stuttgart, Feb 6, 2019 -
Congratulations on 40 years during which time there has been no way but up for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class (combined fuel consumption: 13.1–9.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 299–252 g/km*) since 1979: on the one hand, this refers to the outstanding off-road capabilities of the vehicle presented in 1979 and, on the other, the fact that it has remained true to itself and its values for almost 40 years.
Stuttgart, Nov 8, 2018 -
1989 was a good year for innovations for Mercedes-Benz. This is made clear by the many model series and models of the make from Stuttgart, which can obtain an H licence plate (German licence plate for classic cars) for the first time in 2019: these include the SL of the R 129 model series, the G-Class of the 463 model series and the then facelifted 124 model series of the intermediate vehicle class, all launched in 1989.
Stuttgart, Aug 2, 2018 -
Mercedes-Benz Classic is putting on a show of true start-up spirit at Classic Days Schloss Dyck from 3 to 5 August 2018: the apple orchard will be home to greenhouses reminiscent of Gottlieb Daimler’s garden house in Cannstatt as the germ cell of the automobile and motorised mobility.
Jul 11, 2018 -
From 12 to 15 July 2018, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will celebrate its 25th anniversary. At the Silver Jubilee event, Mercedes-Benz Classic will present some outstanding vehicles from the company’s own collection.
Stuttgart, Jun 28, 2018 -
Mercedes-Benz will be represented at the Silvretta Classic Rally Montafon 2018 from 5 to 7 July 2018 by no fewer than four SL sports cars. The line-up will be completed by four further classic cars with the star on their bonnet.
Stuttgart, Mar 13, 2018 -
Three chequered upholsteries with the code numbers L1 (blue-grey), L2 (red-green) and L3 (green-beige) for seat cushions and seat backrests were available ex factory for the legendary 300 SL “Gullwing”.
Stuttgart, Jan 31, 2018 -
From traditional manufacturer of luxury cars to leading-edge full-line provider: this was the path upon which Mercedes-Benz embarked 25 years ago for the development of its passenger car range.
Stuttgart, Jan 24, 2018 -
On 28 January 1938, driving the Mercedes-Benz W 125 twelve-cylinder record-breaking car, racing driver Rudolf Caracciola established a world speed record on a public road: he reached 432.7 km/h over a flying kilometre on the autobahn between Frankfurt am Main and Darmstadt.
Stuttgart, Jan 8, 2018 -
ALL TIME STARS by Mercedes-Benz Classic has become established in the market, as reflected in the business performance for 2017: transactions involving classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles grew by nearly 50 percent compared with 2016.
Stuttgart, Oct 11, 2017 -
In the coming year Mercedes-Benz will continue its commitment as an Automotive Sponsor of the Mille Miglia. This has just been announced by the Stuttgart-based brand and the organisers of this classic motorsports event.
Stuttgart, Oct 9, 2017 -
In autumn 1957, racing driver Paul O'Shea won his third US sports car championship. After his two titles in a 300 SL "Gullwing" Coupé (W 198) in 1955 and 1956, he won his third championship in succession 60 years ago at the wheel of an open-top 300 SLS ("Super Light Sport") touring sports car based on the 300 SL Roadster.
Stuttgart, Sep 25, 2017 -
On 28 September 1977 the world’s toughest rally was won by two Mercedes-Benz upper mid-range saloons. Andrew Cowan and his team took first place in the Singapore Airlines London–Sydney Rally driving a 280 E (W 123) – now a sought-after modern classic – and Anthony (Tony) Fowkes and his crew came in second, also in a 280 E.
Stuttgart, Sep 21, 2017 -
At the Zoute Grand Prix 2017, Mercedes-Benz Classic is presenting three outstanding open-top sporting vehicles that span the brand's history: the supercharged Model S sports car from 1927 stands for the racing victories of the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Stuttgart, Sep 20, 2017 -
The opportunity to come together to experience and enjoy the appeal of the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SLR family of vehicles is being offered to all owners of a model series 199 super sports car through the new SLR Club.
Stuttgart, Aug 24, 2017 -
Vehicle safety at Mercedes-Benz is an issue that is relevant not only to the driver of a vehicle, but also to their passengers. And it was for this very reason that the Stuttgart-based brand launched the front-passenger airbag, back in September 1987.
Stuttgart, Aug 7, 2017 -
Mercedes-Benz Classic is taking two automotive gems to California. A factory-restored 300 SL Roadster (W 198) from 1957 will compete in the renowned Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on 20 August 2017.